This list was originally posted by Ryan
Keane to the Yahoo Shadowfist Group.
This list was confirmed as correct by the rules mod.
When an opponent plays an Event that steals Power from
you or that toasts any card other than itself, you may play Hacker from your
hand at no cost in response :: Cancel that Event.
Here is my unofficial list of the cards that Hacker can respond to.
There are three types of responses Hacker may have, depending on the card:
A. Hacker is played for free, the card's effect is cancelled and does not
resolve, and no toasting occurs.
B. Free Hacker and the card's effect is cancelled, but the toast still
occurs because it is a precondition of the generation of the effect.
C. Free Hacker but the card is unaffected (its resolution is technically
cancelled but its effects already occurred at generation).
Type A: (cancelled and does not resolve)
Bite of the Jellyfish
Cutting Loose Ends
Cyclone of Knives
Difficulty at the Beginning
Order Out of Chaos
Playing Both Ends
Ritual of the Unnamable
Spit and Bailing Wire
Thunder on Thunder
Type B: (card is cancelled, but cards are still toasted)
Ashes of the Fallen
Farseeing Rice Grains
Going Out in Style
Kar Fai's Legacy
Out for Blood
Type C: (free Hacker only, no cancel)
Scroll of Incantation
Italics indicate cards in sets after this post.
Note: Reload Costs
aren't part of the original effect, so Hacker can't stop an event with a Toast
only as part of the reload, such as Verminous Rain.